Fox Sports Net employees mourned the loss of network cameraman Tom Pecorelli,
who was a passenger on hijacked American Airlines flight 11 from Boston that
crashed into the World Trade Center Tuesday.
Pecorelli, 31, worked for FSN since its inception in 1996. Prior to that, he
worked for E! Entertainment Television, Chiapetta said.
The network has established a memorial fund for Pecorelli, whose wife, Kia
Pavloff, is pregnant. The network said anyone wishing to make donations can do
so by mail to Washington Mutual, care of Bruce Brar, 22001 Ventura Blvd.,
Woodland Hills, Calif., 91346.
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch pledged $100,000 to the fund and promised
to match donations from others at News Corp., FSN said.
Cable News Network contributor Barbara Olson, 45, was one of the passengers
on American Airlines flight 77 from Dulles, Va., which crashed into the
Pentagon. Olson, the wife of U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson, reportedly
called her husband from the plane and said terrorists had hijacked the airliner
shortly before it crashed.
David Angell, 54, co-creator of NBC sitcom Frasier, and his wife,
Lynn, 52, were on flight 11, which struck the World Trade Center North tower.
Ann Judge and Joe Ferguson, two National Geographic Society employees, perished
on flight 77.
The society said Judge, director of its travel office, and Ferguson, director
of geography-education outreach, were taking three teachers and three students
on an educational field trip to the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary in
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